The way to King Christ
Trip to the highest statue of Jesus Christ in the world. The path lead from Bohemia through Jizerské hory, Ještěd, to Lužické hory. There a cup of coffee and across the border to Germany. The destination was historic town Löbau in Eastern Saxony, in the saxony part Upper Lusatia. It lies in the valley of the Löbauer Wasser at the double basalt hill Löbauer Berg / Schafberg. Among its most important sights are the Baroque Town Hall, the cast iron lookout tower of King Friedrich August (28m high) and the functionalist House Schminke. After visiting these places we continued further to the destination by side roads. We arrived at the destination in the afternoon and it was worth it. The Statue of Christ the King is the tallest statue of Jesus Christ in the world (if the crown is included in the height of the statue). The statue is 52 m high and weighs 440 tons. The statue is built near Świebodzin on a high hill of stones and rubble. The monument has a height of 36 meters (with a crown) and is built of fiber concrete reinforced with steel reinforcement. The crown, which is all gilded, its mean is 3.5 meters and is 3 meters high. The head of Christ is 4.5 meters high and weighs 15 tons. Each hand is 6 meters long and the distance between the ends of the fingers is 24 m. The sculptor is Mirosław Kazimierz Patecki. We stayed in Zbaszyn on Lake Bledno for the night. Nice and quiet place to end the day. In the morning we continued southward, and because it was 33 ° C hot, we took a rest and bathed at the town of Slawa on Slawskie Lake. Ice cream and cooling in the lake is a duty. This was followed by the beautiful historic town of Legnica, where we will return next time for the whole day. Then through Bolkow, where the ancient castle rises above the city and seems to guard the border zone of the Krkonoše. We will cross the hills back to Bohemia, parting and new plans for further trips.
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